Vessels, Rust on corrugated cardboard, variable sizes, 2012
With Vessels I like the idea of the connection between shipping and transit, trade and junction by using cardboard partly adopting those beautiful shapes of keels and bow of ships as an open and empty setting. I enjoy how the juxtaposition of the material with a rusty surface acts as a metaphor for an artistic artifact of culture through materiality. Corrugated cardboard is mundane, industrial and cheap â€“ yet interactive, global and irreplaceable. Every pizza is delivered in a cardboard box; every package shipped arrives in cardboard. Cardboard fascinates. We love to open boxes. We are
delighted in the anticipation of the moment of their opening and in the surprise of discovering their contents. Cardboard protects and hides inner secrets. It is warm, sturdy, dense and thick. Conversely, in the next moment, it can be vulnerable, impermanent and easily destroyed. This work examines the relation of our daily life, it's objects and values. It explores the connection between global trade, its current economy, demands and effects on our environment. Cardboard is the market indicator of our economy.
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